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Wife on hunt to find good Samaritan who gave CPR to her husband on the side of the road

Posted at 7:30 AM, Aug 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-20 07:32:16-04

The Petroskey family is sitting in Mercy Hospital in Lorain praying 62-year-old Randy Petroskey will recover and at the same time, they’re looking for a mystery man. They believe without the help from a good Samaritan giving Randy CPR, he wouldn't have made it to the hospital.

“I want him to know that I appreciate him giving me my husband at least for a little bit longer,” said Pamela Petroskey, Randy Petroskey’s wife.

It all started Thursday afternoon, while the couple was enjoying their vacation at the Timber Ridge Campground.

“And he started having an asthma attack and used his rescue inhaler and that wasn’t working,” Petroskey said.

So she attempted to drive him to the ER, but he got worse.

“I could see he was kind of rolling back like that”

She called OnStar and was told by the operator to pull over and get him out of the car. She was going to have to perform CPR, when the good Samaritan showed up, right on time.

“And he says do you need help, and I say yes,” she said.

She thinks he said his name was Lewis.

“Then Lewis automatically just started doing the chest compressions and the rescue breaths without hesitation,” she recalled.

Once EMS showed up, the man was gone and she’s been trying to track him down ever since, even posting a note on Facebook, trying to tell him how much she appreciates him.

“Just thank you, he’s a guardian angel, he’s an angel,” said Petroskey.

Her husband is a retired police captain in Florida and is known there for helping and saving people. So Petroskey believes this God’s way of bringing things full circle.

“This guy went out of his way to help total strangers and if everybody were to do that, this world would be a better place,” she said.

She believes the man was driving a white pickup truck that day. Her husband Randy is still in the ICU and is unresponsive. But the family still has hope.